Windows OS Migration Software: Migrate OS to New Hard Drive

Jean updated on Sep 15, 2020 to Partition Master | How-to Articles

"The hard drive of my Dell laptop is too old to work usually. So recently I bought a new hard drive (SSD) to replace it for better performance. But here a problem comes to me: how can I transfer the system to a new hard drive without reinstalling the system and programs? "

Why You Need OS Migration Software

Many users encounter such a problem when trying to upgrade system disk to a newer or larger one. Generally, there are two ways to change the old hard drive to a new one. The first way is to re-install the Windows system (OS) and all the programs on the new hard drive (HDD/SSD). But most users don't want to choose this method because it is complicated. And the second way is more straightforward: copying or cloning system partition from the old hard drive to a new drive. But to achieve this goal, you have to use an OS migration software. 

Migrate OS to SSD with Easeus OS Migration Software

To ensure that you can successfully transfer the Windows system without data loss, you need to find a reliable OS migration software. Here we recommend you EaseUS partition magic software. The program is an all-in-one partition management tool. Here are the features of EaseUS Partition Master:

Please download the software on your computer and follow the guide below to migrate OS to SSD.

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 Windows 10 is supported

Note: The operation of migrating OS to SSD or HDD will delete and remove all existing partitions and data on your target disk. If you saved important data there, back up them to an external hard drive in advance.


Step 1: Run EaseUS Partition Master, select "Migrate OS" from the top menu.

select migrate os

Step 2: Select the SSD or HDD as the destination disk and click "Next".

Warning: the data and partitions on the target disk will be deleted. Make sure that you've backed up important data in advance. If not, do it now.

Then click "Migrate" to continue.

select the destination disk

Step 3: Preview the layout of your target disk. You can also click the disk layout options to customize the layout of your target disk as you want. Then click "Proceed" to start migrating your OS to a new disk

preview the lay out

The Bottom Line

As you can see, even if you don't know much about partition, with EaseUS Partition Master, you can clone a hard drive in a few steps without difficulty. Besides, it enables users to extend the C drive without data loss, merge unallocated space to existing drive, and convert the disk from MBR to GPT and vice-versa. That is to say, EaseUS Partition Master is not a one-time software, but a software that can provide you with continuous partition management service. Do not hesitate, download it now and have a try!

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 Windows 10 is supported

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why Choose EaseUS Partition Master?

"I've used Partition Master Professional many times to create, delete, format, move, rename, and resize partitions."PCWorld

"Partitioning tools have come a very long since the days of complicated command line utilities and EASEUS Partition Master is one of the most advanced programs available."TECH ADVISOR

"I love that the changes you make with EaseUS Partition Master Free aren't immediately applied to the disks. It makes it way easier to play out what will happen after you've made all the changes."Lifewire

Will the "Migrate OS" feature transfer the Windows system files only or the whole C drive?

To ensure that the migrated system will boot normally, the Migrate OS feature will transfer all the files in the system and the boot partitions. Generally, the boot partition is the C drive so the transfer will include all the files in C.

Does EaseUS Partition Master license apply to multiple computers?

The license of Partition Master Professional and Server editions can be used on 1 computer only, while that for for the Technician and Unlimited editions can be used on multiple machines.

What is the difference between EaseUS Partition Master Trial version and the Free version?

Free is for home users only, with most basic functions available such as partition resize and clone. While trial can help you understand how this product works and test what a full license can do on a business or server OS machine.

Will it cause any data loss after resizing the partition in EaseUS Partition Master?

Generally, it will not cause any data loss or boot issue by resizing a partition. However, in order to protect your data, we suggest that you backup the partition before resizing, in case of any unexpected situations such as power outages, computer hardware failures, etc. You can use EaseUS Todo Backup to backup the partition and its trial version is fully functioned for 30 days.

What should I prepare before resizing the partition?

On the partition that is going to be operated, there might be some files being occupied by other programs. To ensure a successful operation, we suggest that you close all the unnecessary software before resizing that partition. Otherwise, EaseUS Partition Master will detect the partition being locked by the other software and require a reboot to resize the partition under boot mode.

About EaseUS Partition Master

All-round disk & partition management software for personal and commercial use. Let it manage your storage drive: resize, format, delete, clone, convert, etc.

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